Azusa Pacific University System
The Organizational Leadership concentration provides students with the essential skills, knowledge, and competencies essential for serving in a leadership role in a for-profit, nonprofit, or governmental institution. Domestic and multinational enterprises require leaders who possess the acumen to move their organizations forward in a globally competitive marketplace. Students study the theories of leadership and implement strategies designed to produce long-term sustainability with integrity and authenticity. The coursework prepares students to implement organizational change and position a firm to build a competitive advantage with its people.
This 15-unit concentration requires the following coursework:
Provides an evaluative review of the major theories and practices of leadership studies, which include leaders in various sectors. The history, structure, behavior, development, and dynamics of successful and aberrant leaders are explored.
Examines ethical frameworks and their application to organizational leadership situations, as well as to personal leadership decisions. Topics such as servant leadership, utilitarianism, Kant’s categorical imperative, and other theories are discussed, as well as corporate social responsibility, employer-employee relations, product safety, etc.
An introduction and analysis of organizational development and change factors. Restructuring organizations, human resource management interventions, diagnostics, interpersonal and group processes, and transformational change are explicated.
This course introduces adult learners to many of the key components of human resources (HR) in organizations, such as workforce planning, recruitment, selection, staffing, performance evaluation, training, compensation, and other issues. The leader’s perspective in relation to HR functions is the primary focus in this course.
Social interaction processes and human behavior is studied from the concept of emotional intelligence, as it focuses on intrapersonal and interpersonal attributes of the leader. The positive juxtaposition of authentic leadership, emotional intelligence, and emotional contagion are explored as well.
Positions as organizational managers, development managers and specialists, program developers, adult educators, corporate trainers, management analysts, knowledge managers, strategy consultants and planners, organization development consultants.
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